It’s A Trap!

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It’s A Trap!

Luke 20:19-21:4

Pastor Adam Kohlstrom


How would you summarize today’s sermon to someone else?


How is God speaking to us? How will you respond (Mt. 7:24-27; James 1:22)?


Luke 20:19-20. Why did the religious leaders try to trap Jesus instead of admitting that He was the Messiah? What did they stand to lose? What do we stand to lose if Jesus is who He claims to be and possesses the authority He claims to possess?


Luke 20:20-26. We can recognize a coin that belongs to Caesar by the fact that it bears his image. How can we recognize what belongs to God? In practice, how do we today “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s” (cf. Acts 5:29; Rom. 13:1-7; 1Tim. 2:1-4; 1Pet. 2:13-17)? How might Jesus’ teaching here speak to our generation’s infatuation with political power?


Luke 20:27-40. The Sadducees were strict materialists (denying the resurrection) and only recognizing the authority of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible written by Moses). They ask this insincere “gotcha” question to mock Jesus and try to make Him look bad. What are some “gotcha” questions that people today ask? Jesus answers according to what they consider authoritative (Moses: 20:37-38; Exodus 3:6). How might we do the same as we answer this culture’s questions (example: Acts 17:22-31)?


Luke 20:41-44. According to Romans 1:3-4, how was it possible that the Messiah was both David’s descendant and greater than David? Jesus’ point is that David showed the Messiah greater respect than the religious leaders. How might we be guilty of disrespecting Jesus in our attitudes and actions?


Luke 21:45-48. Unlike the religious leaders (20:1-8), Jesus is forthright with what He thinks about them. How might we try and use religion to gain something for ourselves today? In what ways might we be tempted by the attitudes and actions Jesus names here?


Luke 21:1-4. In contrast to the scribes, who profited as trustees of widows’ money (20:47), and in contrast to the other rich people, why did Jesus praise the widow? As you ponder the tremendous sacrifice of the widow, what needs to change in your life when it comes to your giving to God?






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